The jury of the twentieth edition of the “Ecrans Noirs” Festival of Yaounde devoted this year’s most prestigious award, the “Écran d’Or” to the only Moroccan film in competition. It is “Larmes de Satan” (Tears of Satan) by Hicham El Jebbari with Rachid El Ouali.
Moroccan recognition at the 20th edition of the “Ecrans noirs” Festival of Yaoundé. The Moroccan film “Larmes de Satan” by its director of Hicham El Jebbari won “Ecran d’Or” (Golden Screen), the most prestigious award of the most important film festival in Central Africa and one of the largest in the continent. This was during the event’s closing ceremony that took place last weekend in Yaounde.
This is the first time that this film, which plays Rachid El Ouali, woold participate in an international festival. It was enough to get a great prize.
As a reminder, “Larmes de Satan” tells the story of a former prisoner who, after his release, decides to track down one of the guards who was in charge of the supervision and who mistreated him.
It is noteworthy that the event was also marked by the delivery by the national airline Royal Air Morocco of its prize “Ecran du meilleur long métrage de fiction en Afrique centrale” (Screen of the best feature film in Central Africa) to the film “Escalavage Moderne de Fatou” (Fatou’s Modern Slavery) a movie directed by the Chadian Pepiang Toufdy. The director was awarded by the Moroccan Ambassador to Cameroon, Lahcen Sail, a cheque for a million CFA francs granted by the RAM.
As a reminder, Ecrans Noirs is an African film festival, founded in 1997 by the director Bassek Ba Kobhio, which held every year in Yaoundé, Cameroon.
Organised by the “Ecrans noirs” association , which has as an objective the broadcast of cinematographic creations from six Central African countries (Cameroon, Gabon, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic and Chad), the festival also aims to be a space of reflection on the cinema.
Younis Tantawi and Khadija Sabbar